fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa

The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are also recommended.

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139. Alicia Hardin admitted to sending racial slurs to other black students, then admitted it was a fake,... 2005-04-01 Chicago IL http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2005/04/28/expose... Alicia Hardin, Exposed / A black student allegedly sent hate letters to other minority students at a Christian college. She said she did it because she wanted her mother to pull her from the college, although it's not because / 2005-04-28
138. A lesbian student at Tamalpais high claimed she was pelted with eggs, had her locker and car vandali... 2005-05-01 Mill Valley CA http://michellemalkin.com/2005/05/09/another-hate-c... Another hate crime hoax / A lesbian high school student claimed she was pelted with eggs, had her locker and car vandalized, and was flooded with handmade hate messages. A homophobic threat was painted on the school. Then sh / 2005-05-09
137. Not really a hate crime. An Islamophobic flyer was produced by leftists, falsely claiming to be from... 2007-10-01 Washington DC http://michellemalkin.com/2007/10/09/the-left-fakes... The left fakes the hate at GWU / This is a hoax, but not a fake hate crime. Michelle Malkin shows that humorlessness is not limited to the left. "This fake flyer attributed to the Young America’s Foundation chapter at GWU was manuf / 2007-10-09
136. Mirza Akram has been charged with faking a hate crime (a fire at his store, plus anti-Muslim graffit... 2004-07-09 Everett WA http://www.danielpipes.org/2042/islamophobic-prejud... "Islamophobic Prejudice" and CAIR / A story about a Muslim faking an Islamophobic hate crime. "On putting out the fire, police and firefighters found a gasoline can, a spray-painted obscenity against Arabs and a spray-painted white cross / 2004-08-25
135. Sarah Marshak, a student at George Washington University, was caught on tape painting swastikas on h... 2007-10-01 Washington DC http://michellemalkin.com/2007/11/05/gwu-student-jo... GWU student journalist admits hate crime hoax / Another fake antisemitic campus hate crime: Sarah Marshak claimed to have drawn three swastikas on her George Washingon University campus room door, to draw attention to the administration's inattentio / 2007-11-05
134. A 13 year old claimed to have been attacked for holding up a sign criticizing illegal immigration. T... 2008-04-08 Athens GA http://michellemalkin.com/2008/04/09/update-false-c... Update: False claim by anti-illegal immigration student / Michelle Malkin reports on a suspected fake hate crime hoax by a teenage girl who claimed she was attacked by a gang of students for holding an anti illegal immigration sign. / 2008-04-09
132. A Texas woman claimed a black man attacked her and carved a 'B' on her face when he saw her Republic... 2008-10-01 http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/23/why-that-mccai... Why that McCain volunteer’s “mutilation” story smells awfully weird / Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin accepts that there are sometimes fake hate crimes "on our side of the isle". This article is about a Texas woman who claimed a black man attacked her and carved a / 2008-10-23
131. When an African American prof in a prestigious university in New York finds a noose at her office, i... 2007-10-09 New York NY http://michellemalkin.com/2008/02/20/report-columbi... Report: Columbia U. noose professor sanctioned for fraud / An African American professor at Columbia University found a noose at her office. Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin argues that this may well be a hoax, and lists various dubious things about the /
130. "I accept full responsibility for my actions and agree to face criminal and/or disciplinary proceedi... 2007-12-01 Princeton NJ http://www.newser.com/story/14341/princeton-student... Princeton student faked own beating / A conservative student at Princeton University claimed to have received death threats and been beaten up by blacks because of his politics. He now admits it was a hoax, and faces charges. / 2007-12-18
129. It's possible that a real Nazi painted a swastika outside the office of Democrat representative Davi... 2009-08-08 Atlanta GA http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/08... Beware of fake hate crimes / It's possible that a real Nazi painted a swastika outside the office of Democrat representative David Scott of Atlanta. But probably not, argues John McCormack. The Weekly Standard is a generally conse / 2009-08-11
128. A noose and a white hood were hung up in the library at the University of California at San Diego. A... 2010-01-01 San Diego CA http://battlehate.ucsd.edu Join the Battle Against Hate / University of California at San Diego 2010 – Join The Battle Against Hate – http://battlehate.ucsd.edu / 2010-02-01
127. A white woman told police she'd been attacked by 3 black men with bats and kidnapped her friend at a... 1989-11-01 Hazel Park MI

126. 1993-12-01 Norwood MA

125. Benjamin Hull claimed that a gang of Hispanic youths shot off his leg. He later admitted he'd done i... 1991-01-01 Sunnyside WA

124. Kareem Khoury blamed anti Arab racism for a fire at his Dairy Queen. He was indicted on charges of a... 1991-01-01 Detroit MI

123. Sergie Revera Ayala claimed he had been abducted at knifepoint. The police charged him with burglari... 1990-07-11 Syracuse NY

122. Darres Park, a Chinese/Korean man, claimed to have been attacked by skinheads. In fact, there had be... 1990-11-01 Seattle WA

121. 2 gay, 1 lesbian, not Jewish residents of Tacoma returned home to find their apartment vandalized wi... 1994-10-01 Tacoma WA

120. Susan and Curtis Klein found their home vandalized, swastikas all over, most of their clothes and fu... 1991-03-22 Germantown MD

119. A common cause of anti-Semitic graffiti is an attempt to divert attention from an ordinary, not raci... 1990-06-10 Denver CO

118. Two teenagers vandalized and burglarized a house, leaving anti-Semitic graffiti in order to make it ... 1994-02-01 West Rogers Park IL

117. Terry Hutter claimed to be a victim of anti-Semitic arson attacks by people who wrongly believed he ... 1991-01-01 Sugarloaf Mountain CO

116. Fake anti-Semitic crimes from a Muslim: "How many hate crimes can one bear? That's what Nathan Kobri... 1991-05-17 Concord CA

115. Dr Sheldon Jacobson, a Jewish dentist, discovered a fire in the form of a large swastika burning on ... 1979-08-01 New York NY

114. Woodside Synagogue destroyed by fire. Member of synagogue questioned by police. Lt. Harding, the cou... 1986-04-08 Silver Spring MD

113. A black employee of the coastguard in Oregon admitted his claims of racial harassment were unfounded... 1979-12-31 OR

112. Various examples of recent incidents at colleges 2003-11-01 San Francisco CA http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/news/000424.html Fake hate crimes not new: colleges experience recent rash of bogus hate incidents / 2003-11-20
111. A Jewish couple, Jerome and Jamie B Roedel, found their home burglarized and swastikas painted on t... 1993-04-01 Cooper City FL http://business.highbeam.com/4331/article-1G1-14690... Swastika scrawling thieves staged insurance scam, police allege / 1993-12-30
110. 2001-12-01 Kansas City MI

109. Arson at Jewish Chabad center blamed on 33-yr old Jewish man. 2004-05-12 San Francisco CA http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/22706/arson-at-... Arson at Chabad House / 2004-05-21

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